An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we go revive the Roaring ’20s in a classic Ford model A. As motoring pioneers go, Ol’ Henry Ford ranks as one of the finest, not for having any superior...

Father’s Day plans at FMM are even more attractive than before. This year’s celebration is on Sunday 21 June and, as usual, Dads get in for free. Providing the weather is good, there will be driving demos of some of the museum’s world-class collection, including...

Late in May I was fortunate to be able to spend a day with Pablo Clark Racing at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria. The team offers individuals the opportunity to take to the track in a Ferrari 360 Challenge after receiving pointers on how to...

Four of Cape Town’s ‘old school’ of racing drivers were recently entertained at the museum by workshop manager Lorenzo Farella. Peter Gough, Denis Joubert, Piet van Niekerk and Jan Driedyk arrived in the morning for a coffee and chat before taking a walk around the...

Currently on view at FMM is a eclectic display of Fords including Model Ts, Model As, V8s, Anglia, Fairlane, GT40 and a road-going version of SA’s own Capri Perana. ...

The annual Knysna Speed Festival featuring the Knysna Motor Show and the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb were both held in mild weather and each attracted record crowds. The motor show maintained its high standards of organisation and the classics on view including some exceptional vehicles. Sep...

  While most motor sport enthusiasts can only dream of having the resources to own a famous South African race car or two, there is a way of doing so – in miniature. Three guys, Clayton Cunningham, Emil Sluiter and Ferdie Stone, created a group concentrating...

Over the Easter weekend the Cape Alfa Romeo Club celebrated its 50th birthday and the club turned the landmark event into a national convention and thus celebrate properly. The festivities began on the Friday at the Tygervalley Protea Hotel with members joined by fellow ‘alfisti’...

  The Cape is known for having some of the worst wild fires in South Africa that often leave vast areas destroyed, homes and businesses destroyed and animals maimed or even killed. Government, nature conservation and local farmers cannot fight these fires alone and that’s where...